North America

U.S. Pump Prices Head for Highest Since 2014 as Hacked Fuel Pipeline Shut

U.S. gasoline prices at the pump jumped 6 cents in the latest week and could soon be headed for the highest level since 2014 due to the supply disruption caused by a cyber attack on the country's biggest fuel pipeline system.

Annual US Natural Gas Production Decreased by 1% in 2020

U.S. natural gas production – as measured by gross withdrawals – averaged 111.2 Bcf/d (3.15 Bcm/d) in 2020, down 900 MMcf/d (25 MMcm/d) from 2019 as result of a decline in drilling activity related to low natural gas and oil prices in 2020.

Traders Book Tankers in Europe to Ship Gasoline Across Atlantic after Colonial Shutdown

Traders provisionally booked at least six tankers to ship gasoline from Europe to U.S. destinations following a cyber attack that shut the United States' top fuel pipeline network, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday.

Hackers Say They're Seeking Cash as Top US Fuel Pipeline Down for 4th Day

A group of cybercriminals allegedly responsible for the ransomware attack that shut the largest fuel pipeline in the United States said on Monday it only wants to make money, not disrupt society, as Washington scrambled to help restore the network.

Colonial Pipeline Shuts Down after Cyber Attack

Top U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has shut its entire network, the source of nearly half of the U.S. East Coast's fuel supply, after a cyber attack that industry sources said was caused by ransomware.

Enbridge to Keep Great Lakes Pipeline Running, Defy Looming Michigan Shutdown Order

Canada's Enbridge Inc will continue to operate its Line 5 despite an order from the U.S. state of Michigan to shut down the crude oil pipeline next week, Chief Executive Al Monaco said.

US Federal Land Policy Still Leaves Room for Winning Hands

State energy officials have been laser-focused on the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leasing on federal lands because it could eventually curtail Bakken production by more than 100,000 bpd.

Army Corps: No Cause to Shut Dakota Pipeline During Review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it does not believe a judge should order the Dakota Access oil pipeline shut while environmental review continues, according to court filings on Monday.

Continental Resources Ramping Up Bakken Operations, Adds Rigs to Powder River Basin

Shale oil producer Continental Resources on Thursday said it will ramp up activity in North Dakota's Bakken shale field this year as it shifts more of its production operations to crude oil from natural gas.

Suncor, Svante Accelerating CO2 Capture Efforts in North America

Suncor and Svante signed an equity financing agreement, providing the latter with the additional growth capital to accelerate its second-generation CO2 capture technology in North America.

U.S. Supreme Court Tackles PennEast Pipeline's Bid to Seize New Jersey Land

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with a bid by a group of energy companies seeking to seize land owned by New Jersey to build a $1 billion natural gas pipeline, as the state argues that its rights would be trampled.

Colonial Pipeline Increases Estimate of Gasoline Spilled in North Carolina

New data shows the amount of gasoline released in Mecklenburg County’s Oehler Nature Preserve exceeds Colonial Pipeline’s 1.2-million-gallon estimate.

Piñon Starts Work on N.M. Sour Gas Treatment, Carbon Capture Facility

Piñon Midstream has started construction on the Dark Horse Sour Gas Treating and Carbon Capture Facility and associated pipeline infrastructure in the Delaware Basin of New Mexico

Judge Orders Army Corps Update on Dakota Access Pipeline by May 3

A federal judge ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide an update by May 3 on when it plans to complete an environmental review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and whether it recommends the line should shut during the review process.

Pembina Pauses Development of Oregon Jordan Cove LNG Plant

Canadian energy company Pembina Pipeline Corp paused development of its proposed Jordan Cove LNG export plant in Oregon, according to an appeals court filing.

U.S. Appeals Court Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Rehearing Request

A U.S. Appeals Court on Friday denied Dakota Access LLC's petition for a rehearing on an earlier court decision to cancel a key permit for the DAPL oil pipeline, court documents show.

U.S. Makes ‘Game Changing’ Pledge at Climate Summit to Cut Emissions 50% by 2030

The Biden administration pledged at a U.S. climate summit attended by world leaders to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, a target it hopes will spur other big countries to raise their ambition to combat global warming.

Michigan Regulator to Weigh Climate Impact of Enbridge Oil Line Tunnel

A state of Michigan regulator said on Wednesday it will consider the impact of climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions when deciding whether Enbridge Inc can build an underwater tunnel to rehouse a four-mile (6-km) section of its Line 5 oil pipeline.

Natural Gas Consumption to Continue Decreasing, EIA Projects

EIA’s April Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts decreased total U.S. natural gas consumption in 2021 and 2022 following a decline in 2020.

Gulf of Mexico Crude Oil Production Will Increase with New Projects in 2021 and 2022

By the end of 2022, the EIA projects 13 new projects could account for about 12% of total Gulf of Mexico crude oil production, or about 200,000 bpd.

Feds Critical of GOM Pipeline Abandonment Policy

The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report that found the Department of Energy does not have “a robust oversight process” for ensuring the integrity of about 8,600 miles of active offshore oil and gas pipelines on the sea floor of the Gulf of Mexico.

February's Cold Weather Shut More U.S. Refinery Capacity Than Hurricane Harvey

A severe cold spell in mid-February knocked out a third of U.S. oil refining capacity, according to data compiled by Reuters and Wood Mackenzie.

DAPL Closure Could Shut 400,000 bpd of N. Dakota Oil

Energy Transfer LP is in the middle of a years-long legal fight to keep open its 557,000-bpd pipeline, the largest out of the Bakken shale region of North Dakota and Montana, as U.S. officials conduct an environmental review of the line.

PennEast Pipeline Faces New Jersey in Supreme Court Hearing Next Week

PennEast Pipeline Company is expected in the U.S. Supreme Court next week, according to the court’s schedule.

Quickly Finishing MVP in Best Interest of Consumers, Environment, Equitrans Says

The joint venture behind Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) still targets an in-service date late this year and believes previous applications will contribute to an efficient permitting process.

Canadian Lawmakers Call for Action in Michigan Pipeline Dispute

Canadian lawmakers urged the leaders of the United States and Canada to take further steps to resolve a dispute between Enbridge Inc and the state of Michigan over the cross-border Line 5 oil pipeline.

Pieridae Still Plans Investment Decision on Nova Scotia LNG Export Plant by Late June

Canadian energy company Pieridae Energy Ltd said on Thursday it continues to work toward making a final investment decision (FID) by June 30 to build its proposed Goldboro LNG export plant in Nova Scotia.

Newer-Technology Natural Gas-Fired Generators Utilized More Than Older Units in PJM

The rapid development of shale gas resources in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia has contributed to sustained low natural gas prices and encouraged the construction of natural gas-fired power plants.

Failed Fitting Led to 1,200 Barrel Oil Leak from Trans Mountain Pipeline

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada completed its investigation into a June 2020 release of crude oil at the Trans Mountain Sumas pump station in British Columbia, determining a 1-inch pipeline fitting was the source of the leak.

Canadian Crude Imports Fall 20% in 2020 Due to Pandemic

Imports of crude oil into Canada dropped 20% year-on-year in 2020 due to weak demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Energy Regulator said in an analysis.